Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:48 - Updated Tue, 04 Jul 2017 10:48
UNITA calls on US Government to follow electoral process
Luanda - The main opposition UNITA party’s presidential candidate Isaías Samakuva Thursday in Washington DC appealed to the US Government and international community to closely follow the Angolan electoral process.
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UNITA leader Isaías Samakuva (file )
This is contained in a UNITA press release saying Samakuva made the appeal during an address at the headquarters of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, to discuss the situation in the country, with stress to the electoral process.
According to the source, speaking to US Government representatives, Angolan Embassy officials, members of non-governmental organisations linked to the promotion of democracy and academics, Isaías Samakuva also appealed to the international community to make an effort to send in international electoral observers.
On the occasion, the main opposition party’s presidential candidate stressed the importance and need for investments to leverage the Angolan economy that is going through a crisis.
Earlier on, UNITA president had met with African affairs experts with whom he discussed the Angola’s current situation, with stress to the ongoing electoral process.
The leader of the main Angolan political opposition party is in Washington DC since 28 July, at the invitation of the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Established at 13 March 1966, in Muangai, southeastern Moxico province, is one of Angola’s five political parties contesting the forthcoming 23 August election. Others include the ruling MPLA, FNLA, PRS, APN and CASA-CE coalition.
In the latest election of 2012, UNITA stood second with 18,7 percent of the votes and 32 MPs.
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